Sones Landscaping has signed a partnering agreement with environmental charity Groundwork South Tyneside, bringing mutual environmental and commercial benefits.
The County Durham-based firm is responsible for grounds maintenance of Wear Valley District Council assets, as well as some of the region’s commercial sites, including the Metro Centre and the Newcastle & Cobalt Business Park.
As part of the agreement, Sones will source plants from Groundwork’s nurseries, taking on bedding plants grown as part of a local employment and training scheme.
Sones director Jim Campbell said: “Sones and Groundwork will work closely to initiate a balanced environmental approach to future projects. Balancing environmental and commercial drivers is the crucial challenge in today’s world.”
The arrangement supports the Groundwork objectives of developing sustainable, community-supported projects that improve local environments.
Groundwork South Tyneside director Lionel Hehir said: “We work hard to achieve sustainability by involving the community. The link with Sones is a valuable part of this.”
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